Chicago, IL – CarrierDirect, a pioneering firm in the transportation and logistics ( arena, has advanced from an idea in 2011 to a $30 million company by offering carriers and 3PLs advisory services on market strategies and assistance in developing new capabilities for growth. As an established team of experienced experts, CarrierDirect has gone further to expand its capabilities by bringing on Kevin Coomes as Director of International.

With a degree in International Relations from Kansas State University, Coomes began his career in China blending his fluency in Mandarin with his business acumen to develop several startups. After numerous successes, Coomes joined the Phoria Energy Solutions team, where he worked in tandem with their Chinese partner AnsenBeyond, a leading Chinese export company. After leaving China, Coomes joined a US-based online international logistics company to scale its sales and operations. When the opportunity to join the CarrierDirect team became available, Coomes knew it would be a perfect fit.

“I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit and having the opportunity to join CarrierDirect’s team and offer international services to their clients is very exciting,” said Coomes. “Seeing the impact CarrierDirect has made in the industry and the high praise they’ve received makes me all the more excited to contribute to the innovative vision that the CarrierDirect team has become known for across the industry.”

As the industry continues to shift towards more end-to-end logistics solutions across borders, Coomes will be assisting clients to build out robust capabilities and expand their access to international capacity solutions. Through his new role as Director of International, he’ll be managing existing clients as well as bringing on new companies to the ever-expanding CarrierDirect network.

“Our culture and the quality of our services is incredibly important to us at CarrierDirect, so it’s tremendously exciting to be adding such a talented new member to the team,” said Joel Clum, Co-Founder of CarrierDirect. “Our clients continue to demand international services as a new channel for growth, and we’re excited to bring the vast experience Kevin has to meet their needs.”

CarrierDirect’s international solutions have included developing strategies for 3PLs to expand into the U.S. or overseas, as well as helping clients to bring on millions of dollars in new international freight revenue through access to untapped capacity. These services have established CarrierDirect as a truly global company, supporting its clients to conduct business on almost every continent across the world.

To learn more about CarrierDirect’s domestic and international services, visit

About CarrierDirect

Launched in 2011, CarrierDirect is a forward thinking firm in the transportation and logistics industry that provides advisory services to top third-party logistics companies and carriers, supporting their growth to become market-leading enterprises and outpace their competition. For more information on CarrierDirect, visit Follow them on Twitter at

Source: CarrierDirect

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